Developmental trajectories of adaptive behavior in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Down syndrome
The increasing prevalence of developmental disabilities indicates a need for research and interventions for these populations. One growing area of interest is adaptive behavior or the functional skills individuals perform in their everyday lives, such as communication and daily living skills. Individuals with developmental disabilities with greater adaptive behavior skills experience a better quality of life in childhood and achieve better functional outcomes in adulthood (e.g., living independently). However, more research is needed to understand how adaptive behavior develops in childhood to ...
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